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  • Car Delivery Network targets China product roll-out

    March 14, 2017

    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has formed a joint venture with Shanghai KaQu Information Technology, as it plans the roll-out of its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software products in China. The new JV, KaQu Delivery Network (KDN), will market electronic real-time OEM vehicle delivery tracking, damage reporting and delivery sign-off for car carriers using the …

  • France adopts digital consignment notes but gaps remain

    October 25, 2016

    France has become the 10th country in Europe to ratify the so-called e-CMR protocol, a legal standard for the use of electronic consignment notes for international transport. The move will be an important step in digitising logistics processes and documentation in the EU, particularly for moving finished vehicles by road across the continent. However, according …

  • CDN reports big take-up in North America for ePOD app

    July 11, 2016

    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has reported that its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) application vinDeliver is now being used to handle 2.5m finished vehicles annually, giving it a market share in the US and Canada of 15%. The app, which is an online vehicle delivery transport management system, connects carriers with drivers delivering single, multi-load …

  • ECG column: Digital dreams versus realities

    April 1, 2016

    In his final editorial as ECG president, Costantino Baldissara (pictured with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel, far left) says the industry needs to fully adopt basic technology such as ePOD before championing a fully digital future Leaving aside the capacity issues that many of you in Europe (and elsewhere) are dealing with in the aftermath of a …

  • FCA: Making hay while the sun shines

    March 29, 2016

    After six years basking in the glow of rising US sales, and now enjoying low fuel prices, Fiat Chrysler needs to improve productivity today before things change again, says Marc Brazeau, head of outbound and Mexico logistics in North America A team on a long winning streak can build momentum that lasts deep into a season. …

  • The progress and possibilities of ePOD

    March 22, 2016

    Though it has been around for a while, the vehicle logistics world is only just beginning to catch on to the potential of ePOD, especially in North America, where mandates and standards are setting the course Paperless transactions have been ubiquitous in the transfer of goods and services for more than a generation: just think …